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The UNIVERSITY... mKLAHOMA has one of the oldest univer- sities in (he nation. ' I ' lie Iej!;i,slali c act foiin(Iin ; (he University of Okhilioiiia came in 1890. hnl students were not accepted until two years hiler in 1892. Since tiien, OU has (oii- feired more than fj7.000 degrees to seeking stu- dents from all o er the world. Located on the South etige of Norman, ' " where the wind comes sweeping down the plains, " OU is quite large. Dr. George Lymi Cross has served as OU ' s president for 21 years — the longest tenure of any of OU ' s eight presidents, ( ' omhining research with a keen ex])ansion instintl. (he Uni ersit of Okla- homa under Dr. Cross has hetome a line educa- (ional oullel. It hoasts the worlcTs largest geology and |)etroleum engineering schools, which amnial- ly attract students from all over the US and the world, as well as top-ranking staff professors. 12
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THIS PARK is typical of the fine recreational space offered In Norman. There are 68 acres of public parks. Norman On Rise As The University City ' Typical of the close link between Norman and the Uni ei- sity of Oklahoma are three of OU ' s graduates ho have risen to prominence as Norman civic leaders — Earl Sneed, Fred Tarman and Hal Middro ' . Sneed, dean of OU ' s law college, doubles as Mayor of Norman. Tarman, a 1961 member of the Oklalioma Hall of Fame, has been editor-j)ublisher of the Nor- man 7 laHscnjil. one of the state ' s lop nevvspa|)ers, 33 years. Mnldrow is State Senator for Norman ' s Clevelantl Cionnty. Muldn) and Tarman are past OU Alumni ])rcsidents. GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT FOR NORMAN is promised by the ..urrent construction of the Little River Dam Proiect to be completed in 1965.
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SOUTH OVAL AT UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA li the busiest part of the campus since Blzzell Library and a majority of classes are located there. OU has (he largest airport In the world lo he used solely for educational purposes. Iti lour-niillion dollar Oklahoma Center for Continuing Education is one of the nation ' s finest adult education facil- ities. Its University Press is one of the few high- quality puhlishlng houses in the nation and recent- ly had 15 of its hooks accepted for the 1,780-vol- ume White House Library. Its college of law ranks among the nation ' s best. And its football is incomparable. Its teams hold 16 all-time NCAA records. 12 team and four in- dividual, which includes a fantastic 47-game winning string. Its keen awareness of the future has spurred OU to an avid research pitch. Its re- search institute currently has more than $5,900,000 appropriated to it from government, industry and state for research — the key to progress. 13
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